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We have the pleasure of announcing the receipt and acceptance of several novelties for our succeeding numbers.
“ Helena of Altenberg, Part III.,” positively in our next.
Thanks for the offer of “ Extracts from an Unpublished Journal of a Tour on the Continent in 1826 and 1827.” They are, however, of too juvenile a character to answer the intended purpose.
“ A Dream,” by “S. S.," shall receive the earliest attention of our waking moments. “ The April Story," by “ D. G. D.," would now be deemed out of season.
“ The Trial by Fire, a Historical Tale," by “S. S.," will form one of the earliest attractions of our ensuing volume.
Obliged by the attention of “ AN OLD SUBSCRIBER," we regret that we cannot avail ourselves of her kind offer.
We are satisfied with the first portion of an article entitled “ Some Account of the Life of the Mother Teresa, of Jesus." Will the writer favour us with the conclusion, previously to our insertion of the commencement ?
To " Fairy Mythology, No. II.,” the compositor bas accidentally omitted to affis the initials of its author, “ W. C. S.” No. III. has been received.
“ The Old Ash Tree," by“ S. S.," shall appear the earliest practicable opportunity. “ The Peasant Countess ; a Tale of France," by “C. W.,” is high upon our list. “ Sketches from the Country, No. IV., Old Hannah, or the Charm," are not forgotten. “ All right,” respecting “ The Son of the Bard.”
Agreeably to the request of our obliging friend, “ Mrs. H—,,"we have had the pleasure of forwarding her packet to the Editor of the Cypress Wreath.—We were on the point of despatching her communication intended for another provincial Annual, when we received an intimation that the project had been suspended, if not abandoned. For the present, therefore, awaiting the instructions of “Mrs. H," it remains in the hands of the Editor of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE, who has been much gratified by its perusal.
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LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉ E,
FOR MAY, 1828.
ILLUSTRATIVE MEMOIR OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
HARRIET, COUNTESS OF GUILFORD.
Tais lady, whose portrait, from the 11 and, in 1793, he served in Holland, at masterly pencil of Robertson, we have | Famars, and at the siege of Valenciennes, here the honour of introducing, is the where he was wounded. He rejoined his daughter of Lieutenant General Sir Henry regiment in July, 1794; but came home, Warde, K.C.B., Captain General and on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Governor in Chief of the Island of Bar- || Colonel, on the 15th of October following. bados. Her mother, Molina, is the daugh- || In May, 1798, he went to Ostend; in ter of John Thomas, of Hereford, Esq., || 1799, he accompanied the expedition to son of Evan Thomas, of Llandillo, in the Helder, and was in the respective Wales, Esq. She was married to the actions of that unfortunate campaign. Right Honourable and Rev. Francis He was made Colonel and Brigadier of North, sixth and present Earl of Guilford, the same regiment (1st Foot Guards) on at Kilminston, near Alresford, in Hamp the 1st of January, 1801. In the attack shire, in the month of May, 1826.
upon Copenhagen, in August, 1807, he Sir Henry Warde, father of the Coun commanded a brigade of the 28th and 79th tess of Guilford, is the fourth son of the battalions. Advanced to the rank of late John Warde, of Squerries, near Wes Major General, on the 25th of April, 1808, terham, in the county of Kent, Esq. The he went to Spain in the month of October elder branch of the family of Warde, || following; and, at the battle of Corunna, seated at Hutton Pagnel, in Yorkshire, is on the 16th of January, 1809, he comsaid to be lineally descended from Robert || manded the first brigade of Guards. For De Warde, who came into England with his services upon that occasion, he was William the Conqueror. Amongst his presented with a gold medal. He went to ancestors may be mentioned Sir Patience | India, in April, 1809, as second in comWarde, Commissioner of the Customs, | mand of the forces at the Mauritius; for knighted in the year 1675; and Sir John a short time, he exercised the functions of Warde, M.P. for the city of London, one acting Governor there; after which, in of the Governors of the Bank of England, May, 1812, he returned to England.—On and of the Merchant Taylors' Company, the 4th of June, 1813, he was made knighted in 1714.
Lieutenant General in the 68th Foot. Sir Henry Warde has been honourably | Having thus briefly traced the profesand extensively engaged in the military || sional career of Sir Henry Warde, the service of his country. He entered the || father of Lady Guilford, we proceed to a army as an ensign in the 1st regiment of somewhat more extended notice of the Foot Guards, on the 2d of April, 1783; || ancient and honourable family of which he attained the rank of Captain in the her Ladyship is now a distinguished same regiment on the 6th of July, 1790 ; member. No. 41.-Vol. VII.
The family of North is traced to Robert
Was third. But be that passed all,
and was in number fourth, North, Esq., who died in the year 1470.
And for his virtue made a Lord, His great great grandson, Edward, first
was call's Sir Edward North. Lord, North, was born about the year
These altogether do I wish
a joyful rising day: 1496. Educated for the law, he attained
That of the Lord, and of his Christ, extraordinary proficiency; and, being
all honour they may say. much in favour with the King, Henry
Obiit 2 die Junii, An. Dom. 1575, VIII., he was constituted Clerk of Par- || Edward, Lord North, died on the last liament, one of the King's Serjeants, day of the year 1564, and was buried in Treasurer, and afterwards Chancellor of a vault under the chancel at Kirtling, now the Court of Augmentations, &c. With called Catlage, in Cambridgeshire, where his first wife, he obtained a large increase there is a monument to his memory. of fortune, which enabled him to purchase | Under his portrait, at Peter-House (to the manor of Kirtling. He was knighted | which he was a considerable benefactor) in 1541, and elected M.P. for the county || Cambridge, appears the following disof Cambridge. He was a Privy Coun- || tich : cillor, and had frequent grants of land Nobilis hic vere fnerat, sj nobilis ullus, from the King ; was constituted one of
Qui sibi principium nobilitatis erat.
Thus in English: his executors_appointed of council to his
This man was poble, if so any be, son and successor—and had a legacy of For be began bis own nobility. £300 by his will.
His Lordship’s eldest son and successor, In the reign of Edward VI., and also in
Sir Roger, second Lord North, had, in that of Mary, he was of the Privy Council ; the life-time of his father, repeatedly sat and, on the 17th of February, 1553-4, he in Parliament as one of the representawas advanced to the dignity of a Baron of|tives of the county of Cambridge. He this realm, by summons to Parliament.
was one of the Peers who sat on the In the following year, he waited upon || trial of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, in Philip, Prince of Spain, on his landing at 1572. In 1578, Queen Elizabeth honoured Southampton, and accompanied him to him with a visit at his seat in CambridgeWinchester, where his marriage with the shire ; where she was received, as HolQueen was solemnized.
linshed relates, “ not in the least behind On the accession of Elizabeth, Lord any of the best for a frank house, a noble North was appointed one of the Lords heart, and a well-ordered entertainment.” Commissioners to consider and allow of Having accompanied the Earl of Leicester, the claims to be made by those who were General of the forces sent to the assistance to perform service by tenure at the coro of the States, in 1585, he was, for his nation; and he was also made Lord
valour, made a Knight Banneret. In the Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and the
engagement at Zutphen, in 1586, and upon Isle of Ely. Fearful of the extravagance other occasions, he also behaved with the of his two sons, Roger and Thomas, he greatest bravery. His intimacy with the entailed his estate, to prevent alienation, Earl of Leicester is evident from his deas strongly as the law of those times
position—an exceedingly curious statewould bear, with a remainder to his kin
ment-on his examination to prove the dred, the Norths of Walkringham. These marriage of the Earl with the Lady Letsons were by his first wife, who had pre tice, Countess of Essex, and from a beviously had two husbands : of his second quest to him, in the Earl's will, of a bason wife, as appears by her epitaph, in the and ewer of £40 value.--His Lordship chancel of St. Lawrence Jury Church, Ambassador Extraordinary from London, Lord North was the fourth hus Queen Elizabeth to Charles IX. of France band.
—was of the Privy Council to the QueenLo here the Lady Margaret North
and Treasurer of the Household in 1596. in tomb and earth doth lye ;
Of this nobleman, Camden says—" He Of husbands four the faithful spouse, wliose fame shall never dye.
was a person of great briskness and vivaOne Andrew Fraunces was the first,
city, with an head and heart fit for serthe second Robert bight,
vice." By his lady, Winifrid, daughter Surnamed Chartsey, Alderman ; Sir David Brooke, a knight,
of Robert, Lord Rich (Chancellor of Eng